E3d Heatsink and project cooling using a CPAP hose and/or machine

This is designed for use with a CPAP hose and powerful fan (I am using my old CPAP machine). This cold both the E3d heatsink as well as cooling the project.

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This is version 1.0 of my E3d V5 heatsink and project cooler. Since I have been printing exclusively with PLA, I always have a fan blowing on my project and another to cool the E3d. This is a lot of mass to be throwing around while printing at high speeds. I decided to combine the two and use my old CPAP machine to supply the airflow for this task. This way, I have plenty of cooling capacity and a light weight design.

I was recently asked how I handle working with ABS where I don't want to cool the project. My answer was "I don't print with ABS". Of course, now, I am looking at doing a series of prints where I need to print them in ABS... I will be making a design change that should allow this to be used without cooling the project... stay tuned for Version 2.0 for that feature.

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5c68c8b9926fd1a7a5681ffdee60a7e4?default=blank&size=40Wing Wong commented ago

Great idea/design! I've got a couple of cpap machines sitting around which could be repurposed for this. Cool beans!

39524a90e6c809610ed66421169bbfe0?default=blank&size=40Tamagotono published this design ago